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DATE ADDED: Wed 19/06/2019

Production Manager (Theming)

Alton, UK
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COMPANY: MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS

JOB TYPE: Permanent , Full Time

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We are Merlin Magic Making and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!
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We're a place that makes magic. Magic that gives millions of people fun, thrills and memorable experiences. We're the thinkers, dreamers, doers and achievers whose job it is to create and deliver world-class new attractions, hotels and major investment projects, as well as manage the extensive real estate assets of one of the most exciting companies in the world. Welcome to Merlin Magic Making (MMM), the creative heart of Merlin Entertainments plc.
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We are currently looking for a hands on Production Manager for our Theming department, based at our offices in Staffordshire, Stoke-On-Trent.& In this role you will be overseeing and managing the operation of the Theming Production facility. You'll be a key member of the team and will build strong working relationships between the departments of Creative, Project Delivery and other Senior Stakeholders.
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In this role you will provide your expertise in technical support and design solutions (problem solving is key for this role) to ensure the successful delivery of theming for large projects. You will deliver projects to current standards & legislation, agreed timescales, budget and brief. Working closely with the Creative teams to provide a link between creativity, operational and maintenance to ensure all disciplines are considered during the design and build stage. In addition, you will also manage, support and develop the Theming team.
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Here is a bit about a recent project the team worked on\:
We recently delivered the acclaimed Merlin's Wicker Man project for Alton Towers Resort. The ride was supplied by Great Coasters International (USA) and theming, retail and F&B were delivered by our own in-house Theming team. The ride theming comprised of an 18m themed structure of a double-faced Wicker Man formed from steel and concrete, which the rides passes through three times. In addition to this impressive feature integrated within are gas flames and special effects, including fog and AV to simulate the burning of the effigy. The entire structure was technically challenging from a theming and steel design point of view, weighing in at an impressive 100 tonnes. Station buildings and pre-show areas were also constructed using advanced technology to incorporate projection mapping& and simulated flame and smoke effects generated from high pressure steam and DMX controlled lighting effects. To conclude, the immersive experience the ride trains were also themed entirely on a pagan wicker theme with the lead car carrying the symbolic rams head. The project was two years in the planning and execution, and is the world's first to integrate real flame and effects on a wooden rollercoaster ride.
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We are looking for the following skills and experience;
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  • Experience of working in Project Management, Construction or Engineering
  • A hands on approach, someone who isn't afraid to roll their sleeves up and get involved
  • Able to translate a technical brief in to a project plan
  • Experience and understanding of the structural design processes
  • Provide technical engineering support to assist in the delivery of the creative brief
  • A good understanding of health & safety from a construction and production aspect
  • Experience in managing large scale budgets
  • A leader with proven managerial experience of a team
  • You will have a proactive approach to your work and be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • An excellent tactful communicator with the experience of dealing with people at all levels
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This is a Full Time, Permanent role and the hours of work are 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday but the need to be flexible around the projects is essential. Some travel required.
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Alongside a circa £40k (depending on experience) annual salary and 25 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package& including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
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